Meghan and Harry ruffled as 'actual' royals William and Kate Middleton prepare to expand network to US

According to a PR expert, Kate Middleton and Prince William's popularity might be a spanner in the works for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan and Harry ruffled as 'actual' royals William and Kate Middleton prepare to expand network to US
Kate Middleton and Prince William's popularity could rub Meghan Markle and Prince Harry the wrong way, according to some experts (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Kate Middleton and Prince William are prepared to bring The Royal Foundation to America, and some speculate this could harm Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's popularity.

The Prince and Princess of Wales have reportedly filed a trademark application for The Royal Foundation in America. According to PR expert Andy Barr, this could lead to some uncomfortable consequences for Meghan and Harry, who recently established residence in the country after a big move.

Kate and William are 'actual' royals

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According to PR expert Andy Barr, the Wales are hoping to extend the royal brand to the US, perhaps too close home for Meghan and Harry (Getty Images)

Barr emphasized that Kate and William can promote causes "with far greater ease and speed than their power couple rivals."

He added, “Whilst Harry and Meghan have a powerful and well-established network of celebrity friends and 'fixers', there is no substitute for being an actual, fully paid-up member of the royal family."

“The global interest and intrigue in the British royal family means that they are guaranteed crowds wherever they go and whatever they do,” Barr pointed out.

Despite Meghan and Harry's extensive network in the industry, William and Kate's official royal status is apparently highly sought after by Hollywood's top tier.

The PR expert said this means they could “instantly be injected into the kinds of high society connections and opportunities that even top-level A-List celebrities like Meghan and Harry would be jealous of," as reported by OK Magazine.

'William and Kate are number one'

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Despite Meghan and Harry's extensive network in the industry, they are apparently not as sought-after as William and Kate (Getty Images)

Royal biographer Tom Quinn explained, "All Harry's complaining is really about the fact that he's not number one, he doesn't have a bigger role, I think that's why he clicked with Meghan because she comes from a society where if you work hard and you're talented, you can get to the top."

Later, the expert noted that Williams' influence continues to be felt throughout the world despite Harry's inability to achieve fame in America. Quinn said, "You can't change the fact that William and Kate are number one."

"It's obvious when you think about it, but I think she thought she could come into the royal family and be the star," he continued. "And of course, she [Meghan] couldn't because the monarchial structures are medieval, they're rigid."

Meghan wanted the same status as Kate Middleton

Meghan could not connect with Kate and William after giving up acting to become a working duchess, and a palace staff member claimed the 'Suits' star desired to be viewed as Kate's equal.

The employee shared, "She was dazzled by the worldwide fame that being a princess would bring, but she was shocked by the palace protocol and by the fact that she was not and never could be first in the pecking order."

They continued, "She hated being a second-rate princess – second to Catherine Middleton, I mean. She thought she would be living in Windsor Castle, for example, and just couldn’t believe it when she and Harry were given Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace."

Additionally, although Meghan liked the formal title, she had no interest in adhering to royal protocol.

"She hated the fact that she had to do what she was told and go where she was told in the endless, and to a large extent pointless royal round," the staffer revealed.

"I don’t think in the whole of history there was ever a greater divide between what someone expected when they became a member of the royal family and what they discovered it was really like," the insider admitted.

They added, "She was hugely disappointed. She was a global superstar but was being told what she could and could not do, what she could and could not say. She hated it."